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  • hypocoristically — adverb see hypocorism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypocoristically — adverb in a hypocoristic manner …   Wiktionary

  • hypocoristically — hypocoristˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑hypo …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypocoristic — hypocoristically, adv. /huy peuh keuh ris tik, hip euh /, adj. endearing, as a pet name, diminutive, or euphemism. [1600 10; < Gk hypokoristikós diminutive, equiv. to hypokor(ízesthai) to play the child, call by endearing names (hypo HYPO + kor… …   Universalium

  • hypocorism — noun Etymology: Late Latin hypocorisma, from Greek hypokorisma, from hypokorizesthai to call by pet names, from hypo + korizesthai to caress, from koros boy, korē girl Date: 1850 1. a pet name 2. the use of pet names • hypocoristic or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypocoristic — 1. adjective pertaining to a nickname, usually indicating intimacy with the person See Also: hypocorism, hypocoristical, hypocoristically 2. noun A nickname …   Wiktionary

  • hypocoristic — /haɪpəkɔˈrɪstɪk/ (say huypuhkaw ristik) adjective endearing, as a pet name; diminutive; euphemistic. {Greek hypokoristikos} –hypocoristically, adverb …  

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